Marriage Family Therapist Trainee
Locations Served: Morgan Hill
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Accepts Insurance: No
Leading up to my counseling career, I have worked in youth ministry through a non-profit. In this role I have worked with middle school, teens and young adults with special needs as well as with their families. My life experiences have been leading me to this path as I have found myself in the “counseling” role on many occasions through this work as well as friends often seeking direction when navigating difficult relational situations or working through grief. This, combined with my desire to see broken family systems and other relationships restored and strengthened, has lead me to the decision to pursue counseling as a career.
I am currently a graduate student at Western Seminary and working as a marriage and family therapist trainee. I believe that change and growth is possible, even in the most hopeless of situations and at times we all need some help on this journey. I count it a joy to be able to walk alongside my clients as they move down this path one step at a time.
My approach is evidence-based and integrative. I am person-centered in my work with clients and see the value is creating the space for clients to have a voice, to set the tone and pace for sessions, and collaborate to develop the direction for the work to be done. Change is difficult and at times may get harder before it gets better, so I meet my clients in this space and offer a listening ear as well as provide resources to help them in this process. My desire is to bring hope to each client that change is possible and through our work together behavioral and emotional growth and change can and will happen.
Area of Focus
I believe my experience makes me well suited to work with individuals, families and couples. I have experience working with teens and young adults with a variety of special needs as well as with their siblings and families. This has allowed me to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges that these individuals, families and couples face. I have experience with play therapy, which allows me to help give a voice to those who may not be able to express themselves through traditional forms of communication. Because of my personal experiences, I have the ability to work with individuals processing through childhood trauma as well as with couples as they maneuver through difficult and challenging times. Often times, helping the couple triggers positive change and healing within a family system. We will work together to reach the desired goals and help to develop healthy communication and problem-solving skills.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix; Master of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix; Master of Arts in Counseling/MFT, Western Seminary (in progress)
Fridays 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am - 7:00pm
I do not accept insurance at this time.